the telluride arts district

A colorado certified creative district

Telluride is a destination for innovative arts.  Enveloped in a stunning box canyon high in the Rocky Mountains, it is home to uninhibited theater, unforgettable festivals, inspired fine art, award winning culinary arts and world-class architecture. 


JODIE SHIKE WRIGHT, ARCHITECT

CHAD SCOTHORN, CHEF

COLIN SULLIVAN, ACTOR

TELLURIDE ARTS DISTRICT RECOGNIZED BY THE STATE OF COLORADO AS ONE OF SEVEN CERTIFIED CREATIVE DISTRICTS

The Telluride Arts District is both a geographic area and a leadership structure that elevates the arts within the boundaries of the Town of Telluride. The district is a public/private partnership, funded by the Town of Telluride and other private and public sources, tasked with providing strategic leadership to coalesce and promote the breadth and depth of local artists and activities; amplifying their collective impact, and strengthening communication within the local arts sector.

The Telluride Arts District was selected as one of seven Certified Creative Districts in the state of Colorado in 2013. The award brings both recognition and resources to implement programs that strengthen the arts locally and elevate the profile of Telluride as an arts destination.  The certification status will be renewed every five years based on the success of the District to reach goals set in the Telluride Cultural Master Plan and by Colorado Creative Industries.

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